Big Guy the Stilted

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Big Guy the Stilted
YIDS Big Guy the Stilted.png
Big Guy the Stilted
Species Robotic Stilt Guy
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
“I just can't let you go to the castle beyond here. But don't worry! My friend will keep you company! Tee hee hee hee!”
Kamek, Yoshi's Island DS
Big Guy the Stilted fighting Yoshi

Big Guy the Stilted is a giant robotic Shy Guy on Stilts operated by multiple Shy Guys in Yoshi's Island DS. He is the boss of his castle, residing there along with many Shy Guys. To defeat him, Yoshi must use eggs (or Baby Bowser's fire breath) to knock Big Guy the Stilted off the edge of the platform they are fighting on, which is surrounded by lava, giving the Yoshi a chance to Ground Pound him. Many Shy Guys are inside this robot, jumping out occasionally making for an easy egg supply. After three Ground Pounds, it cracks, exposing all of the Shy Guy operators, after which it falls into the lava.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグたけうまヘイホー
Biggu Takeuma Heihō
Big Stilt Guy
Spanish GigaGuy Zancudo Stilted GigaGuy
French Maskéchasse Géant "Maskéchasse" is a portmanteau of Maskass, the French name of the Shy Guys, and échasse (stilt); Géant means "giant".
German Big Guy -
Italian Grande Tipo Trampolo Big Stilt Guy
Korean 거대죽마헤이호
Big Stilt Shy Guy


  • Big Guy the Stilted may have been planned to be a real Shy Guy instead of being a robot, as a pre-release image of it shows it almost devoid of the patches and robotic features that covered it in the final game. However, one patch is discreetly visible even in this screenshot, indicating that the reason for his lack of robotic features in the screenshot may have simply been because his sprite was incomplete at the time the screenshot was taken.